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Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote

Categories: National Parks, Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Explore the volcanic landscapes of Timanfaya National Park, a mountainous area that has been frozen in time since the greatest recorded eruptions took place nearly 300 years ago. This national park forms the core area of a protected biosphere reserve. Access to the park is strictly regulated to guard its delicate wildlife, with only a few footpaths and a short rustic route you can explore by camel. The admission fee includes a bus tour around the interior of the park, with a narrated history of the area in several languages. Located just outside the northern limits of the park is an informative visitor center, with permanent displays and audio-visual presentations explaining the origins of the island and the volcanic activity that formed the park’s unusual scenery. Make Timanfaya National Park a centerpiece of your Lanzarote vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Lanzarote itinerary planner.
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  • It is a national park where the rivers of lava of the eruption of the volcano are Timanfaya is impressive across this river. This eruption was on September 1, 1775 the year remember it exactly. There is a restaurant where cooked chicken meat with the energy that comes from the center of the Earth. In addition there is a ride on camels.
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  • Very impressive national park. You can imagine what is happening earlier. neit You drive through the lava. Nice to see how warm the ground still is dmv experiments. My friend in the wheelchair could join the tour by bus. 1 bus has a lift. We could when we the disabled parking map above.
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  • The great views and tour that you dann l bus this very oralready that you vanexplicando and stopping ensitios pictorial for taking photographs
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  • I don't know if it was just my excursion but being able to get off the bus to take pictures would have made the whole experience much better. Being able to hike up certain volcanoes would have made it perfect. The views at points were unreal and even the in between bits were amazing when you noticed the rocks surrounding you were once devastating lava flows. Definitely worth a visit, even if you are a little rushed.
  • When you get there you buy your ticket and then wait in line with all the others - the parking lot is small. Ask about the wait time for parking. I walked ahead to get seats for the restaurant as there were about 100 cars in front of us waiting to get into the parking. Once we were all back together we enjoyed the water and fire demos and then went to eat at the restaurant. The bus tour is nice. If you are a bigger group sit on both sides of the bus to see the features on both sides of the route. All the way around the edge away from the parking spots is a grill free for guests to use. Bring some food if you don't want to eat at the restaurant. The information centre to the north of the National Park entrance has some wonderful information panels and some interactive demos. Also some great maps and information about nice hikes in the area. There are also guided walking tours in the park but those have to booked in advance. Visited December 2014
  • Breath-taking views good value & remember to take a guided bus tour so as to avoid traffic queues & get the history of the site.
  • It's a great place to understand more about the creation of the island with some very unusual scenery and good views of the island. The coach tour is very well organised with multiple languages offered.
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